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STAPLE, intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a people upon
foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them to set
their merchandises and wares to sale but in a certain place.
2. This practice is not in use in the United States. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 103; 4 Inst. 238; Malone, Lex Mere. 237; Bac. Ab. Execution, B 1. Vide Statute Staple.